The Fodder Plant Seeds (Amendment) Regulations 1996

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Published: 1996-05-29

Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 1453

SEEDS
The Fodder Plant Seeds (Amendment) Regulations 1996

Made
29th May 1996

Laid before Parliament
10th June 1996

Coming into force
1st July 1996

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the Secretary of State for Scotland and the Secretary of State for Wales, acting jointly, itsaven n exercise of the powers conferred by section 16(1) and (8) and 36 of the Plant Varieties and Seeds Act 1964(1) and now vested in them(2) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, after consultation in accordance with the said section 16(1) with representatives of such interests as appear to them to be concerned, hereby make the following Regulations:

Title and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Fodder Plant Seeds (Amendment) Regulations 1996 and shall come into force on 1st July 1996.

Amendment of the Fodder Plant Seeds Regulations 1993

2.—(1) The Fodder Plant Seeds Regulations 1993(3) shall be amended in accordance with the provisions of this regulation.

(2) In the table in paragraph 8 of Part I of Schedule 5 (sampling of seed lots) there shall be added at the end the following new line—

“20,001 kg and above

one primary sample for each 700 kg but not less than 40”.

(3) For paragraph (a) of Part II of Schedule 5 (maximum weight of a seed lot and minimum weight of a submitted sample) there shall be substituted the following—

“(a)The maximum weight of a lot shall be—

(i)for seeds of hairy vetch and Hungarian vetch, 20 tonnes;

(ii)for seeds of common vetch, field bean, field pea, narrow-leaved lupin (blue lupin), white lupin and yellow lupin, 25 tonnes.

(aa)The minimum weight of a submitted sample shall be—

(i)for seeds of common vetch, hairy vetch and Hungarian vetch, 1,000 g;

(ii)for seeds of field bean, field pea, narrow-leaved lupin (blue lupin), white lupin and yellow lupin—

for Breeder’s Seed, Pre-basic Seed and Basic Seed, 3,000 g;

for Certified Seed, Certified Seed of the First Generation and Certified Seed of the Second Generation, 2,000 g.”

Tim Boswell
Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
29th May 1996

Lindsay
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Scottish Office
16th May 1996

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Wales

Gwilym Jones
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Welsh Office
8th May 1996

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations, which come into force on 1st July 1996, amend the Fodder Plant Seeds Regulations 1993 so as to implement Commission Directive 96/18/EC (OJ No. L76, 26.3.96, p. 21) amending various Council Directives on the marketing of seeds and propagating materials. The maximum seed lot weight for seeds of common vetch, field bean, field pea, narrow-leaved lupin (blue lupin), white lupin and yellow lupin is increased to 25 tonnes.
These Regulations also make provision for the minimum requirements in respect of primary sampling of seed lots of 20,001 kg and above.


(1)
1964 c. 14; section 16 was amended by section 4(1) of and paragraph 5(1), (2) and (3) of Schedule 4 to the European Communities Act 1972 (c. 68). See section 38(1) for a definition of “the Ministers”.

(2)
In the case of the Secretary of State for Wales, by virtue of S.I. 1978/272.

(3)
S.I. 1993/2009, amended by S.I. 1993/2529.
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